a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International

FARM is a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Deadline June 30
Private Showcase Host Application Deadline July 15
Program Book Ad Deadline September 15
Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker,
Robert Jones brings it, every time!

Countdown to FARM 2019








2019 Conference

October 24-27

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates

July 15 – Private Showcase Host Apps Due
Aug 15 – Registration Rates go up
Sept 1 – Last day to register at discounted rate
Sept 30 – Ad Reservations Due

Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

Official Showcase Artists Announced!

Please join us in congratulating our2019 FARM Official Showcase Artists ! Rod Abernethy (South Carolina)Asaran Earth Trio (New York/Belgium)T Buckley (Calgary, Alberta)Katie Dahl (Wisconsin)Gaines & Wagoner (Wisconsin)Joel...

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Could you (or someone you know) be a FARM Board Member?

Attention FARM members! Do you, or someone you know, want to be more involved in leading and setting the strategic direction of Folk Alliance Region Midwest? Your FARM Board of Directors is asking YOU to suggest people that might want to run for election to the FARM...

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Call for Award Nominations

It's time to start thinking about nominating your candidate (or candidates) for the Lifetime Achievement Award, given each year at FARM to a note-worthy recipient who has made a significant contribution to the folk music community in the Midwest. Please consider the...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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